Paper IS a Renewable Product . . .

By Jan Jackson –

Paper is a sustainable product made from trees. It supports our economy by providing jobs and income for millions of Americans. That’s not all:

  1. Paper is a plentiful,
  2. Biodegradable,
  3. Renewable,
  4. Recyclable,

Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.

The State of Oregon has long understood the role of stewardship and the importance of maintaining our forest resources and thereby adheres to one of the most comprehensive set of Forest Practice Regulations in the world. These regulations commonly referred to as the Oregon Forest Practices Act, encompass the horizon of all forest management activities on private lands such as reforestation, harvesting, road building, stream and wildlife protection.

TheOregon Department of Forestryis charged with the responsibility of monitoring and enforcing these regulations which are based on sound science.

Oregon help makes it possible for even the tree hugger to wipe his chin with his paper napkin, get up from his wooden table and chair, walk out of his wooden house and drive away in his non renewably fueled automobile.  Oregon is proud to be a world leader in forest management – and yes –  it is perfectly okay to print this story.

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